The Taliban militants have suffered heavy casualties during the operations of the Afghan armed forces in northeastern Takhar and northern Kunduz provinces.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said at least 10 Taliban militants were killed and 15 others were wounded during the operations of the Afghan Police and Afghan Intelligence led by the Afghan Army in Khwajah Ghar, Dasht-e-Qala, Yangi Qala, and Khwajah Bahauddin districts of Takhar province.

The statement further added that the operations are being conducted in the framework of Toofan-24 operations.

The Afghan forces also received artillery and close air support during the operations, the 209th Shaheen Corps said adding that the operations will continue until the mentioned areas are fully cleared of militants.  

According to 209th Shaheen Corps, the security personnel have not suffered casualties during the operations.

In the meantime, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the Afghan Air Force carried out airstrikes using MD-530 helicopters against the militant in Hazrat Sultan area located in the provincial capital of Kunduz which left two militants dead and three others wounded.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban have not commented regarding the operations so far.